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Criminal thugs were today blamed for the rioting that left a trail of violence and mayhem in the centre of Dublin.
And senior Garda officers suspect some of the rioting may have been orchestrated by paramilitaries.
Detectives will now pore over video footage to establish if identifiable republicans were masterminding some of the violence, prompted by the intended Love Ulster march.
But officers were adamant most of the frontline rioting was carried out by thugs who converged on the city centre in anticipation of trouble.
Many had texted accomplices to join in and gardai said they had no doubt a lot of the violence was "opportunistic".